Suzy is a dedicated parks and recreation professional with over twenty years of experience managing municipal and county departments in the Southeast, including as the assistant city manager of Delray Beach. With extensive experience in the fields of parks and recreation, event management, and finance, Suzy brings her passion for community engagement and facility optimization to the advisory team as a project manager.
In this role, Suzy guides the optimization process for parks and recreation assets by analyzing financial data to make recommendations for capital improvements, and develop strategies to improve facility performance. Suzy advances the ability of parks and recreation assets to enhance the health and economic vitality of their surrounding communities.
Suzy has held the Certified Park and Recreation Professional (CPRP) certification since 1998 and has been a guest speaker for undergraduate and master’s classes, civic organizations, and conferences. Suzy has a passion for providing accessible and equitable programs and facilities that improve the health and economic vitality of communities; for mentoring developing parks and recreation professionals; and for providing new and innovative collaborative programs that maximize community resources and optimize facilities.
- University of Georgia, Athens, GA – Bachelor of Science in recreation administration
- University of North Florida, Jacksonville, FL – Masters in local government administration
- Valdosta State University, Valdosta, GA – currently completing dissertation for doctorate in local government administration
- City of Jefferson, GA – creation of Parks and Recreation Department*
- Putnam County, FL – construction of Edgar Johnson Senior Center,* renovation of boat ramps and fishing pier on St. Johns River*
- Putnam County, FL – Renovation of boat ramps and fishing pier on St. Johns River*
- Putnam County, FL – Founding member of Palatka PAL*
- City of Albany, GA – Gordon Sports Complex Renovation*
- City of Albany, GA – Development of Totally Teen Zone*
- City of Delray Beach, FL – Beach and Atlantic Dunes Pavilion Renovations*
- City of Delray Beach, FL – Veterans Park Playground and Seawall Improvements*
- City of Delray Beach, FL- Miracle League Field Replacement and Playground Addition*
- City of Delray Beach, FL- Pickleball Expansion at the Delray Beach Tennis Center*
*Please note that an asterisk designates a project completed prior to joining SFC